beauty of the scenery can even be enjoyed while you are on the way to
the beach. Along the way connecting Wates town and Congot Beach, you
can see the green rice field and the activities of local people in
Kulon Progo many of them are peasants. Just like the other plain
coastal land in other areas, the road is decorated with coconut trees
on both sides.
Congot Beach has its own enchantment compared to
other beaches because of the strong fishermen and fishery nuances.
Along the coastal line, you can see the activities of local people and
domestic tourists who are going fishing. On other side, there are also
fishermen who are fishing at the seaside, crushing the small crab
shells attaching on the net, or cleaning the boat.
You will see the
busy activities of the fishermen when you come at the right time. In
the morning, fishermen usually go to the sea with their motorboats. In
the afternoon, when YogYES came to visit, the fishermen usually bring
the fish to be sold at the local fish-trading center.
Walking to the
fish-trading center, you can see the wives of the fishermen cleaning
the fish and sell to buyers. While fish trading takes place in the
trading center, the fishermen are busy cleaning their boats and crush
the small crab attaching to the net that will cause the net to tear.
The activities are done from the afternoon until about the evening.
you like fishing, you can express your hobby in this beach. Bringing
your fishing equipments you can try your luck to get fish. If you do
not have fishing equipments, you can use your small net and walk along
the beach to get fish. Visiting with friends or fishing together will
surely become an enjoyable activity.
are some local people run small restaurant business offering seafood as
the main menu. Enjoying the dishes while looking at the activities of
the fishermen will surely give different nuance compared to enjoying
the same menu at a restaurant in town. The delicious smell of fried,
grilled fish will get trough your nose, and it evokes good appetite to
quickly try it.
After you see the fishermen activities and enjoy the
seafood, you can walk westwards to see the scenery of the estuary of
Bogowonto River. You can stand on jetty (like dike) on the side of the
river or on the stones at the bank of the estuary. The meeting point
between the tasteless river water and the salty ocean water makes the
area at the side of Congot Beach rich of various fish. At the river
estuary, there are various kinds of fish at much quantity.
to visit Congot Beach, you do not have to pay extra cost. The entrance
fee is included in the entrance ticket to Glagah Beach. The location of
Congot Beach that is so close to Glagah Beach serves the reason to
visit it. The strong fishermen and fishery nuances make this beach
maintain its uniqueness and it cannot be just compared to Glagah Beach.